Apple Rumors: China Mobile Readies for Next iPhone
The world’s largest wireless carrier, China Mobile, will spend $6.7 billion this year to upgrade its networks to offer 4G/TD-LTE connectivity, Reuters noted. Those upgrades will come in time to handle Apple‘s next-generation iPhone, which will reportedly include 4G/TD-LTE connectivity compatible with China Mobile’s network.
China Mobile is the only major Chinese carrier not to offer the iPhone. Despite that, it has an estimated 10 million iPhone users – even though its current 3G technology is not fully compatible with available iPhone models. China Unicom and China Telecom already offer the iPhone. Apple and China Mobile have been in negotiations to bring the iPhone to the carrier for some time.